Palm Valley, FL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Palm Valley, Florida - Basic Facts

The Palm Valley Census Designated Place had a population of 20,930 as of July 1, 2016. Palm Valley ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Florida. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Palm Valley is located at latitude 30.199 and longitude -81.3947 in St. Johns County. The formal boundaries for the Palm Valley Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 12.18 sq. miles and a water area of 1.43 sq. miles. St. Johns County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 7 feet.

The Palm Valley Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2403392) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Florida is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Palm Valley Census Designated Place is located within Ponte Vedra CCD of St. Johns County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Palm Valley population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Palm Valley, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 20,930
Population in Households 20,886
Population in Familes 16,835
Population in Group Qrtrs 44
Population Density1 1,718
Diversity Index2 20


Total Households 8,985
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 5,834
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 9,890 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,367 (64.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,618 (26.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 905 ( 9.2%)
Median Home Value $470,455
Average Home Value $568,061


Median Household Income $82,559
Average Household Income $130,266
Per Capita Income $56,268
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.71% 2.04%
Households 0.72% 1.98%
Families 0.36% 1.86%
Median Household Income   2.56%
Per Capita Income   1.88%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Palm Valley, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Palm Valley to the other 919 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 188 80th
Population Density1 # 428 54th
Diversity Index2 # 792 14th
Median Household Income # 56 94th
Per Capita Income # 45 95th

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